Squirrels are one of the most nimble and graceful creatures to ever enter your home and cause damage. While fun and comical on the bird feeder, they can be an absolute nightmare inside the home. Trapping and removing squirrels is the first step to stopping the damage they can cause. As a rodent, squirrels have front teeth that grow forever. They have to constantly chew and gnaw on things to keep their teeth filed down. It’s not uncommon to find where gray squirrels have chewed up the wiring in a home, chewed structural members of the home, or eaten lots of lead flashing around the chimney.
Squirrels in the attic creations noises are the most common sign squirrels have moved in. Gray squirrels, red squirrels, and flying squirrels all love to make homes inside your attic. The attic insulation provides a warm and inviting place for the curious little troublemakers to live. Often, attics that have squirrels also have a large accumulation of droppings and torn up insulation. It’s not uncommon to find attic insulation pulled down, feces everywhere, bits of eaten seeds and nuts, and chewed wires and wood.
Our first step in protecting your home is trapping and removing the squirrels. Gray squirrels and red squirrels tend to be solitary or in small groups. Often the small groups tend to be family units where a mother squirrel has given birth to a litter of young. Maine Wildlife Management makes every effort to eliminate the possibility of abandoning young. We strive to relocate families together as a unit so that they have a better chance of survival. Flying squirrels tend to move in much larger colonies. They can have as many as 30 flying squirrels in one attic! When you hire Maine Wildlife Management, you hire us to remove ALL the squirrels in the home.
After the squirrels have been trapped and removed it’s important to seal the home and exclude future squirrels. We provide free quotes and consultations to seal up entry points the squirrels were using. We also offer full home squirrel proofing. We go over the entire home to find all potential points where squirrels could enter and make them solid.
The last key part of squirrel prevention in the home is the toughest. This includes removing things that attract squirrels in the first place such as bird feeders or compost bins. This can be very difficult to do in an urban area where houses are close together, the neighbors have less desirable housekeeping standards, and old growth nut trees dominate the vegetation. We’ll spend time with you coming up with recommendations and solutions to help reduce squirrels numbers around your home and keep them outside where they belong.
For your safety and peace of mind, call Maine Wildlife management for full service squirrel trapping, removal, repair, and help.
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